Louis XV period cylinder desk inlaid with four-leaf squares on a background of cubes, in rosewood, violet and amaranth.
It opens with a cylinder revealing six drawers and five lockers and with three belt drawers. It rests on four arched feet ending in hooves.
Rare falls with chimera heads in ormulu marked with crowned C. This was designed under Louis XV to be a tax intended to finance the wars of succession of Austria. It has become a sign of quality and date for collectors: used between 1745 and 1749, it seems to have been added only on the most refined bronzes.
Beautiful ormolu ornamentation such as handles, keyholes, scraps and hooves.
Parisian work from the Louis XV period
A similar example of marquetry of four-leaf squares on a background of cubes on a Louis XV commode stamped Jacques-Laurent COSSON is illustrated in 18th century French furniture, Pierre Kjellberg page 123.
85 000 €